A hat trick by Pere Milla gives Elche their first

A hat trick by Pere Milla gives Elche their first win of the season


The league did not record a hat-trick in their statistics in the first 19 games, and in the twentieth, with a difference of less than 24, scored two goals, that of Sancet in San Mamés and that of Pere Milla in Martínez Valero. The Elche footballer from Lleida scored and a few minutes later injured his shoulder. He walked on a stretcher and at the same time through the front door. His team won again after 258 days, their first win in the league this season. And one of his men, Carlos Clerc, set a tournament record after 39 consecutive games without a win between Levante and Elche.



Edgar, Helibelton Palacios (Diego González, min. 45), Enzo Roco, Lisandro Magallán, Clerc (Lautaro Blanco, min. 71), Omar Mascarell, Gumbau (Gonzalo Verdú, min. 87), José Ángel Carmona, Ezequiel Ponce (Nteka , Min. 71), Pere Milla (Fidel, Min. 57) and Lucas Boyé



Reina, Mojica, Juan Foyth, Jorge Cuenca, Albiol, Álex Baena (Trigueros, min. 62), Capoue (Coquelin, min. 62), Parejo (Fernando Niño, min. 78), Gerard Moreno, Chukwueze (Diego Collado, min . 89) and Yeremy Pino (Morales, min. 62)

Goals 1-0 mins 3: Pere Milla. 1-1 min. 22: Gerhard Moreno. 2-1 min. 47: Pere Milla. 3-1 min. 51: Pere Milla.

referee Jose Luis Munuera Montero

Yellow cards Helibelton Palacios (min. 19), José Ángel Carmona (min. 24), Omar Mascarell (min. 36), Álex Baena (min. 59), Jorge Cuenca (min. 73) and Fidel (min. 85)

Elche has no choice but to play desperately against whoever after a disastrous first round orphaned by wins. That’s how he came out against Villarreal and after three minutes he was already in front after a run by Lucas Boyé, his cross from the right, a miss by Ponce and a precise shot by Milla to beat Pepe Reina.

But the sub had many minutes to reorganize, so after the stumble it dusted itself off and returned to the path set by Setién. Yéremi took over, Parejo woke up and the yellows started coming into the area more and more often. In the 22nd minute, Alex Baena felt Gerard not controlling, who stopped, tempered and scored.

Villarreal’s best minutes began, which in a few Cons sowed scares in the Martínez Valero, but in the first half a stomp from Cuenca to Ponce in the area was justified in a penalty converted by Milla, who scored another five minutes into the second part after a tomb of Baena. They had been moose-believing moments, on three previous occasions. For a day, moose was happy.

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